New Discoveries and Honors in Cancer Research

Read the latest cancer research and recognition from the members of the Damon Runyon scientific circle.
March 28, 2012
2012 AACR Scientific Awards

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) named Damon Runyon Scientists recipients of awards that recognize their scientific achievements and significant contributions to the understanding, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of cancer. John Mendelsohn, MD (Damon Runyon Grantee ‘72-‘74 and former Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator Award Committee Member) of M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, was honored with the AACR Margaret Foti Award for Leadership and Extraordinary Achievements in Cancer Research. He is a pioneer in the area of targeted cancer therapies. Maura L. Gillison, MD, PhD (Damon Runyon-Lilly Clinical Investigator ‘00-‘05) of the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, Columbus, was honored with the AACR Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Memorial Award for her research leading to an understanding of the role of human papillomavirus (HPV) in head and neck cancers. In addition, Sridhar Mani, MD (Damon Runyon-Lilly Clinical Investigator ‘02-‘07) of Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, was one of six Indian American scientists recognized by the Society of Asian American Scientists in Cancer Research for their outstanding contributions to cancer research.